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M90 Grenade

M90 The M90 Grenade is a soft launched, nonfragmenting, pyrotechnic smoke dispenser. It is compatible with presently fielded 66 mm smoke grenade launchers. A salvo of four grenades conceals the host vehicle by producing an obscurant screen between the threat weapon and the host vehicle.

Background/Status:

The M90 Grenade was Type Classified Standard in August 1997 and production began in FY98.

Characteristics:

  • Obscures in the Visual and Near IR Portions of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Ejectable Grenade; 66 mm Compatible
  • Nonfragmenting; Pyrotechnically Disseminated
  • Low Toxicity and Environmentally Safe
  • Effective Cloud Characteristics:
    • Deployment Time: 6 seconds
    • Deployment Range: 35 meters
    • Cloud Height: 2 meters
    • Cloud Width: 35 meters
    • Cloud Duration: 20 seconds
  • Physical Characteristics:
    • Length: 225 mm (9.87")
    • Diameter: 66 mm (2.6")
    • Weight: 1.12 kg (2.47 lb)
    • Fill: Terephthalic Acid



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